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This is poster #48 titled “Big  discoveries from tiny fruit flies!”  This  forest green colored poster displays a white cartoon mouse sitting in the  bottom right hand corner of the poster holding a rectangular magnifying  glass.  There is a tan and black fruit  fly labeled “Drosophila melanogaster” on the left side of the poster.  The head of the fly is enlarged by the  magnifying glass and shows a very detailed image of the red eyes, mouth and  assorted hair like appendages on the fly’s head.  Above the magnifying glass and directly below  the title is a list of health and related technological problems that have and  are being studied using the fruit fly as an animal model.  The list of topics are; Aging and lifespan,  Cancer genetics, Emerging technologies, Gene discovery, Human disease models,  Innate immunity and Neurobiology

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Welcome to the Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This page is intended to serve as an information resource for NIH scientists, Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) members, veterinarians, animal science specialists, and other NIH staff involved in the conduct of biomedical research here at NIH.

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research serves as the Institutional Official for the NIH Intramural Research Program. Twenty-five of 30 NIH components use animals in their intramural research programs. Each of those 25 components has an ACUC, and their program is directed by a senior veterinarian, the Animal Program Director (APD). In the conduct of their research, the scientific staff, ACUCs and APDs are responsible to the Institutional Official. The Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC) meets monthly to discuss trans-NIH topics and to provide advice to the Institutional Official. The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) provides oversight and programmatic assistance on behalf of the Institutional Official.

All components of the intramural NIH ACU program are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

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